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This Naked Mind has ignited a movement across the country, helping thousands of people forever change their relationship with alcohol.

Many people question whether drinking has become too big a part of their lives and worry that it may even be affecting their health. But they resist change because they fear losing the pleasure and stress relief associated with alcohol and assume giving it up will involve deprivation and misery.

This Naked Mind offers a new, positive solution. Here, Annie Grace clearly presents the psychological and neurological components of alcohol use based on the latest science and reveals the cultural, social, and industry factors that support alcohol dependence in all of us. Packed with surprising insight into the reasons we drink, this book will open your eyes to the startling role of alcohol in our culture and how the stigma of alcoholism and recovery keeps people from getting the help they need. With Annie's own extraordinary and candid personal story at its heart, this book is a must-listen for anyone who drinks.

This Naked Mind will give you freedom from alcohol. It removes the psychological dependence so that you will not crave alcohol, allowing you to easily drink less (or stop drinking). With clarity, humor, and a unique blend of science and storytelling, This Naked Mind will open the door to the life you have been waiting for.

©2015 Annie Grace (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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Had a total “AH-HA” moment. 🤔

I can’t begin to tell you how this book has changed my life! My thinking about alcohol has completely changed so much so that I no longer have a desire to “chase the dragon”. Once you truly understand what alcohol is and how, although worse than many other drugs, is marketed to our society you will begins to DESPISE it. Then when you find out what alcohol is made of and how it affects your brain you will wonder how you could ever have a drink again. BUT when you are made aware of the fact that you are not funnier or cuter when drinking and that the glass of wine you reach for to “relax” and be “happy” actually does the exact opposite you will NEVER want another drink again. This book proved undoubtedly that you do NOT need alcohol to have a good time or to be social.
Annie is so precise in detailing all of these facts and more in a guilt free, no judgement zone. She also delves into how our brain works and precisely delivers steps to form new paths in our brain that painlessly help to kick the alcohol habit once and for all and for good.

I also love the on line groups & support system,the Facebook page and especially the 30 day Challenge. Thanks Annie for helping me to be FREE OF ALCOHOL!!!👍🏻👏🏼🙌🏻 #AF

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  • C. Unger
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  • 01-29-18

Great book, but take with a grain of salt...

As one who readily admits that I absolutely cannot have one drink - what they call the " allergy" in AA- this book does a great job of putting the chemistry of why into layman's terms. I really enjoyed most of the book and I would absolutely recommend to anyone who has a concern about drinking. I would also recommend to anyone in AA or any other program. I think this book would complement and enhance any program. There are quite a few logical inconsistencies, assumptions and rhetorical questions without obvious or definite answers, which, gets annoying and preachy. That may be the marketing spin. Quick example as I noted above, the author seems to eschew the AA allergy model (which AA defines only as an abnormal reaction to something), but as I mentioned the book goes on to explain how addiction (an abnormal reaction) chemically occurs. I also disagree with the whole 'no one should drink at all, or there is never any actual joy from just a drink' and will not be lecturing any colleagues while I now happily and contentedly abstain. Nevertheless, this does not take away from the ton of valuable information and perspective shared.

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Incredibly helpful and empowering

Love the view that I can control this addiction and that by retraining our subconscious that we can break free right from the get go. Highly recommended

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all i can say is WOW

every chapter had a ahha moment for me and sometimes it was the entire chapter.

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Highly recommend!

I cannot believe how much this book helped me not only quit drinking alcohol but really be happy in the process. I had zero self control before finding this book and now it all seems so simple. I have been recommending it to whomever asks how I’m able to be in the bars with friends and still have a great time without drowning in alcohol. My appreciation is endless!

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Saved my life!

Best book I've read in years. Amazing! spontaneous sobriety. Easy to read with great information.

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Like flipping a switch

Got in bed on a Sunday morning with a hangover, listened from start to finish, decided that day would be my last day of drinking.
Haven’t had one now in 45 days, the longest I’ve gone without alcohol in years.
But, get this, NO twinges, no temptations, no bargaining, just no desire to drink motor oil in moderation.
Listen to the book, that will make sense.
Good luck to you.

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CURED my alcohol cravings

Where does This Naked Mind rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Hands down the best!

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

She sounds very sincere and uses science to make her points about alcohol and the brain and society.

What about Annie Grace’s performance did you like?

Everything. This book helped me to improve my life.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No

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I give this book a 100/10

This knowledge can be applied to so many socially acceptable addictions. I am forever changed, THANK YOU ANNIE!

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excellent book

if u struggle with alcohol then this is a great read (or listen on audible).